The Art of Resistance
The exhibition illuminates 500 years of anti-colonial resistance in the Global South and tells about colonial oppression and its effects to this day.
The exhibition ran from the 1st of April 2021 to the 9th of January 2022.
It's Yours! Curators
Artists in Residency
Kiri Dalena (Fotografie)
Filmmaker, visual artist, and human rights activist Kiri Dalena works with a body of photographs collected by Dean Conant Worcester and Georg Küppers-Loosen in the Philippines between 1887-1907 and preserved at the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum.
Bahar Gökten & Daniela Rodriguez Romero (Urban Dance)
With [resi]stance, the two urban dance artists Bahar Gökten and Daniela Rodriguez Romero provide insights into processes of embodied resistance and challenge us to develop our own "stance."
Rokia Bamba (Music)
Rokia Bamba, Dj and sound artist from Brussels, will create a sound database with voices and sounds of resistance together with the artists and visitors of RESIST!, which can be experienced in the exhibition space and on the website.
Francis Oghuma (Real Time Documentary)
During the RESIST! exhibition, Nigerian-born and Cologne-based photographer Francis Oghuma will present his photographic documentation of the BlackLivesMatter protests, as well as document the events and process of the exhibition.
TheMuseumsLab pilot project (May - November 2021)
"TheMuseumsLab" is a knowledge exchange programme for African and German museum professionals and represents an important step on the way to the "International Museum Agency Germany". The museum agency will be one of the essential building blocks of future museum cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany with Nigeria and other African countries. The RJM is one of ten cooperating cultural institutions from Germany that will participate in the pilot phase.